The Boys’ Homelander represents how the world sees America

Since their entrance into popular culture in the 1930s, superheroes have been intrinsically linked to the American identity. And as The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke noted in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “The myth of superheroes themselves […] doesn’t really apply as cleanly today, because there’s these undeniable fascist underpinnings to it. They’re there to protect white, patriotic America.”

Admittedly, some examples are more overt than others — it’s right there in the name for Captain America — while Superman is mild-mannered Clark Kent, an All-American farm boy in a red and blue getup, who stands for truth and justice, some of the less harmless American ideologies, in theory. Then, there are
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